Broccoli Salad

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Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoon white vinegar
8 ounce sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into very small chunks
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
6-8   slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1   head broccoli





Trim off large leaves of broccoli. Remove tough stalks at end and wash broccoli thoroughly. Cut flowerets and stems into bite-size pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add crumbled bacon, onion, raisins, and cheese. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, stirring well. Add to broccoli mixture and toss gently.

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This is the best recipe that I have found and my family ask for it at least every month. I add the bacon grease to the mayo before pouring it on the salad at the end. I love Paula Dean and miss her not being on TV.

By Teresita on November 17, 2013


The best recipe!! Even my kids love it. I use the mayo, vinegar, & sugar amounts from this recipe for cole slaw. Awesome!

By Bonita Lewis on September 20, 2013


thank you Paula I am going so try this pork tenderlion tomorrow so when my husband come home from work we have food to eat I"M so glad to see you again.I wish you and your family the best GOD BLESS YOU..

By charlita Limric on September 05, 2013


I made this wonderful Broccoli Salad for dinner tonight. My husband and I both enjoyed it and agree it was the best Broccoli Salad I have made. I did not add the tomatoes, but I did add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries. It was extremely yummy!

By Paulette Balda on July 05, 2013


Great everyone loves it. On a table with other peoples broccoli salads this one is the favorite.

By Anonymous on July 03, 2013


Thank you. Easy recipe saved the day

By Anonymous on May 16, 2013


We love your broccoli salad! However, your recipe instructions say to add the halved cherry tomatoes to the "dressing". Is this correct or should they be added to the broccoli mix? (probably really does not matter) This is the very best broccoli salad I've ever had!

By Brenda on January 03, 2013


We attended a family reunion this Father's Day at Sardis MS. Someone brought a totally awesome salad. I had to wait until almost everyone left to see who the container belonged to. They had prepared your Broccoli Salad, but added cauliflower. It was a big hit, even with the kids. Thanks for another wonderful recipe. We stay at Harrah's in Tunica, because your restaurant is located there. We always pig out!

By Vikki Gllover on June 20, 2012


A friend gave me one of your recipes and I don't think it is complete. It is a salad with cauliflower, romane lettuce, parmesian cheese, red onions & bell pepper. It is layered, add dressing and mix. Mine doesn't taste the same as her's did and I cannot find the recipe on your site. Can you help me with at least the name of this salad? Thanks Georgie

By Georgie Nelms on April 27, 2012


We had your Broccoli Salad for the first time yesterday. Just want to tell you it is Awesome! Could not believe a combination of such ingredients could make such a delicious salad......thank you.

By Grace Vera on December 22, 2011


Your recipes are the best. Keep on sharing recipes. May God bless you and your family for your sharing and caring.

By laura on September 17, 2011


I made this using smoked cheddar cheese! Because the smoked cheese has a stronger flavor I only used about 5-6 oz. Everyone loved it!

By Bridgett on September 10, 2011


Paula- I was just down in Tunica,Mississippi over the Labor Day weekend,girl I finally got to eat at your nice resturant!!!The food was so DELICIOUS!I ate like a pig!Everything was so GOOD!!MY friend and I ate there twice!I wish I could work for you!I'm telling everyone,they've to eat at your resturant.I even go your Broccoli Salad reciepe.I cook at work.But I sure would love to work for you!I really enjoyed myself Paula-I like the fact that your so nice,and down to earth-I only wish I could've meant you.I gained my weight back I lost.Thank You- for sure DELICIOUS meal!I'm still bragging about it to my friends!You can cook for me anytime!Cathy Roe

By Cathy Roe on September 08, 2011


Hi Shirley, I believe this is the recipe you're looking for:

By Jonathan Able on June 09, 2011


I understand you have a broccoli salad recipe using packaged minced broccoli

By Shirley Savidge on May 31, 2011


Hello Renee, Here is the recipe you are looking for!:

By Jonathan Able on February 09, 2011


I would like your recipe for the peanut butter parfaits I saw Jamie make on a show today. I can't find it in your recipes. I also want the recipe for the sauce you put on flank steak sandwiches. Thank you so much

By Renee Proskey on January 15, 2011


By Anonymous on October 11, 2010


This recipe was a crowd pleaser! I made it to entertain some friends and there wasn't a drop left a the end of the night! I'm definitely going to make this again...

By Anonymous on September 06, 2010


This is a family favorite.

By Anonymous on August 20, 2010

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